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Transmission performance of high bit rate spectrum-sliced WDM systems

Pendock, G.J. and Sampson, David (1996) Transmission performance of high bit rate spectrum-sliced WDM systems Journal of Lightwave Technology, 14 (10). pp. 2141-2148.

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We simulate transmission of a spectrum-sliced WDM channel operating at high bit rates (e.g., 622 to 2488 Mb/s). We calculate the bit error rate using the non-Gaussian statistics of thermal light sources that are commonly used in spectrum slicing and account for the effects of fiber dispersion. We evaluate the tradeoff in optical slice lint-width between signal-to-excess optical noise ratio and dispersion penalty in spectrum-sliced WDM systems, and determine the channel slicewidth that minimizes transmission penalty for a given link length and bit rate. We compare our simulations against the measured performance of a 1244 Mb/s channel over 20 km of fiber. The results in this paper provide useful information for the design of spectrum-sliced WDM networks.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Authors :
Pendock, G.J.
Date : 1996
DOI : 10.1109/50.541201
Uncontrolled Keywords : Fiber dispersion, Non Gaussian statistics, Spectrum sliced channel, Thermal light sources, Bit error rate, Communication channels (information theory), Computer simulation, Electromagnetic dispersion, Fiber optic networks, Frequency division multiplexing, Optical systems, Signal to noise ratio, Statistical methods, Light transmission
Depositing User : Maria Rodriguez-Marquez
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2018 10:44
Last Modified : 19 Sep 2018 11:33

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